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Stories for August 23, 2012

No Fireworks Redo To Make Up For 'Big Bay Bust'

Aug. 23
City News Service
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Organizers of the annual "Big Bay Boom'' July 4 fireworks display over San Diego Bay have decided not to put on another show to make good for last month's boondoggle in which all of the fireworks went off at once, it was reported today.

Antiques Roadshow: Mobile, Ala. - Hour One

Aug. 23
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At the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, there's a whirlwind of great finds, including a lap desk given to Martha Washington's granddaughter by the Marquis de Lafayette; a watch once belonging to baseball great Leroy "Satchel" Paige, bought at a pawnshop for $25; and a strikingly beautiful vase - created by legendary ceramicist George Ohr and brought to ROADSHOW by one of Ohr's great-grandchildren - valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

CEQA Overhaul Dead for the Year; Effort Pushed to 2013

Aug. 23
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The law that governs California’s complex environmental review process for development projects will not be rewritten in the next week and a half.

MiraCosta Community College Asks Voters To Approve $497 Million Bond

Aug. 23
By Alison St John
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MiraCosta Community College in coastal north county is asking voters to approve a $497 million bond measure to upgrade and expand classrooms and science labs. Some voters think it’s the wrong time to be asking for higher property taxes, but polls suggest the measure has a good chance of passing.

Group Says AB 32 WIll Cost San Diego Millions

Aug. 23
By Katie Orr

A trade group says California’s effort to slow global warming may put a deep freeze on the state’s economy.

New Camouflage Face Paint Could Protect Troops' Skin From Burns

Aug. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Chemists say they've come up with a new formula for camouflage face paint that could protect military service members' skin from heat created by explosions.

Blacks and Latinos Gain Ground in High School Exit Exam Results

Aug. 23
Bob Moffitt, California Capitol Network

The preliminary results from this year’s California High School Exit Exam are out and the results continue several positive trends.

ICE Agents Removed From San Diego Sheriff's Offices

Aug. 23
By Adrian Florido
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San Diego County Sheriff says when he found out, he ordered federal immigration agents out of North County offices.

Escondido Police Change Curfew For Minors To 10 p.m.

Aug. 23
City News Service

Just a few days after Escondido students started classes, city police today issued a reminder of the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew times for people under 18 years old.

Fox News Reveals Identity Of Navy SEAL Who Wrote Bin Laden Book (Video)

Aug. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Fox News has outed the Navy SEAL who wrote a book under a pseudonym about taking part in the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden.

PBS Convention Coverage: A NewsHour Special Report: Democratic Convention

Aug. 23
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Veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor complete live coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Political Convention, from the opening gavel to its official close. Between speeches and events on the convention floor, Ifill and Woodruff interview political newsmakers and solicit analysis and perspective from NewsHour regulars Shields and Brooks, presidential historians and others.

Weekend Preview: Luchadores, A Metal Swap Meet, And Games People Play

Aug. 23
Midday Edition
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Luchadores, A Metal Swap Meet, And Games People Play

D.C. Budget Cuts Could Devastate San Diego Economy

Aug. 23
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Falling off the fiscal cliff. A new report looks how San Diego's economy could be affected if Congress and the White House fail to act on automatic tax cuts to federal spending set to kick in at the end of the year.

Schools Look To New Health Care Program To Cut Costs

Aug. 23
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A new program identifies doctors providing quality and cost-effective health care, and then rewards employees who choose to go to those doctors.

Sailors To Compete In British Talent Contest In Afghanistan (Video)

Aug. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two U.S. Navy Sailors will represent our country in a talent contest taking place August 31 at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Ramadan Fasting To Blame For Insider Attacks In Afghanistan? (Video)

Aug. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said today there are several possible explanations for the recent spike in insider attacks against U.S. troops - including fasting because of Ramadan.

3 Plead Guilty In USD Bribery Case

Aug. 23
Associated Press

Three men have pleaded guilty in an alleged scheme to fix a University of San Diego basketball game.

Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It

Aug. 23
April Fulton, NPR
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About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as someone in Southeast Asia — up 50 percent from Americans in the 1970s. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans doesn't have enough to eat, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

3 Plagued Squirrels Found In San Diego County

Aug. 23
Associated Press

San Diego County officials say three squirrels have tested positive for plague in routine monitoring on Palomar Mountain.

Tropical Storm Isaac Prompts Postponement Of 9/11 Hearings

Aug. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Guantanamo Bay currently lies in the projected path of tropical storm Isaac, prompting a judge to postpone hearings for five 9/11 detainees that were scheduled to start today.

How The Smokey Bear Effect Led To Raging Wildfires

Aug. 23
Christopher Joyce, NPR
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Huge wildfires are burning in the West, setting new records for damage. These megafires are burning bigger and hotter than ever. Scientists say climate change and a century-long policy of fire prevention — which inadvertently turned forests into giant tinderboxes — are to blame.

Developers Eye Goat Hill Golf Course In Oceanside

Aug. 23
By Alison St John
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One of the sites the Chargers rejected for a new stadium in North County has attracted the attention of developers, but proposals to build a world class action sports complex on the Goat Hill Golf Course in Oceanside is proving controversial with residents.

Federal Task Force To Decide Whether HIV Tests Should Be Routine

Aug. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

Should HIV tests be as common as cholesterol checks? A federal task force is expected to weigh in.